'Psychiatric survivor' says sharing her story put her on path of recovery

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  • Ann Blake Tracy Henderson, NV
    March 13, 2015 11:17 p.m.

    What a breath of fresh air it was to read your interview! I am reading it a year and a half later because I remain so busy documenting so many other tragic cases like your own! Yet so grateful I am to learn that Dr. Breggin's book saved your life and turned it around since his writing of the forward for my own book on antidepressants was his motivation in writing the book you read.

    What a miracle that you were able to break that cycle of mass drugging in your family and learn that you could get well! How I wish others knew that! But with such a terrible withdrawal from these drugs when they can produce suicide and psychosis in withdrawal if the withdrawal is too rapid it leads so many believe they are getting worse. It is no wonder they do not escape the cycle. If only they could understand how very slowly one must withdraw from these drugs in order to escape their grasp!

    May this information you have shared restore peace in the lives of many! Thank you for your example!

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Sept. 14, 2013 6:41 a.m.

    Hopes and dream, Man are they hard to give up. I liked what she think of her self. She is her hopes and dream not the stuff around her. I am what I am said Poppi the sailor man. Toot toot.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 14, 2013 5:22 a.m.

    As I read this story she is saying that psychiatrist quacks had her life programed out and destroyed while she was still a child, and I can believe this. Psychiatrist believe no one can cure themselves and its pentameter. The fact is everyone outside the psychiatric industry overcomes the same problems without drug help and not worse for it.

    I have to laud her for giving up the drugs and using her persoanl fortitude and reforging abilities to overcome the depression the medical industry had her pegged and labeled. She right, depression is the cause of most mental problems, chemical imbalance is not fatal as the psychiatric community likes to make people believe. If they were to tell their patients they had the power to cure themselves they would be out of a job.

    Overcoming depression is a matter of focusing your mind and energy on yourself and what you want. Think of yourself as deserving and past as knowledge and wisdom to better ones self. Its learning that life is fragile, unpredictable, and a gift for one.